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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 September 2021

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 this evening then veering to west 15 to 20 Tuesday evening.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 September 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near midnight and to 1 to 2 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 September 2021
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light in the morning then becoming southeast 10 to 15 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Friday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northerly 10 to 20.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 20 September 2021

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 20 September 2021 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday weakening frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:37 PM PDT 20 September 2021 A frontal system over Hecate Strait will progress to central waters
this evening, then reach the northern tip of Northern Vancouver
Island Tuesday afternoon. The front will significantly weaken on
Tuesday and dissipate across the South Coast.

Gale to storm force southeast winds are occurring along the front
over northern and central waters. In the wake of the front, the winds
will shift to strong to gale force southwesterlies. Later on Tuesday
behind the front, winds will shift to moderate northwesterlies.

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